often compared him, when dealing with an adversary, to a butcher engaged in dissecting a carcass, and who knew just where to strike every time,--a homely, but expressive illustration.
His addresses in England
on a certain notable occasion, which is dealt with somewhat at length elsewhere, were declared by the first British orators to be models of perfect eloquence.
met by accident.
They were boarding at the same house in Boston
, and became acquainted.
's mind was full of the subject of slavery, and Garrison
's proved to be receptive soil.
They decided to join forces, and we have the singular spectacle of two poor mechanics --a journeyman saddler and a journeyman printer-conspiring to revolutionize the domestic institutions of half of the country.
They decided to continue the Baltimore
's plain-spokenness, however, soon got him into trouble in that city.
He was prosecuted for libelling a shipmaster for transporting slaves, was convicted and fined fifty dollars. The amount, so far as his ability to pay was involved, might as well have been a million.
He went to prison, being incarcerated in a cell just vacated by a man who had been hanged for murder, and there he remained for seven weeks. At the end of that time Arthur Tappan
, the big-hearted merchant of New York, learning the facts of the case, advanced the money needed to set Garrison
Undeterred by his experience as a martyr, Garrison
— who had returned to Boston-resolved to establish a journal of his own in that city, which